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We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.

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    • 4.8 • 400 Ratings

We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.

    eSports: More Than Just a Game

    eSports: More Than Just a Game

    With legacy sports leagues drastically modified or on hiatus, something had to step up to take their place. For many, that is eSports.

    eSports might seem incredibly new but the industry is more storied than you might think and it's already racking up big revenues. This year alone, it's brought in over $1 billion. So what is fuelling this increased interest in competitive gaming?

    Hear from current and former eSports competitors like Jonathan "Fatality" Wendel, Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey, Daniel "FunnyAstro" Hathaway and those studying this young industry like James Dean, Jon-Paul Dyson and Robert Overweg.

    • 29 min
    Ocean Exploration: Into the Deep

    Ocean Exploration: Into the Deep

    For most of human history, what goes on under the surface of the ocean has been a complete mystery to us. A fascinating one, but a mystery nonetheless. In fact, only 20% of the ocean's depths have been explored.

    But we're developing the technology to finally uncover what lies beneath thanks to innovators like Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Mark Dalio and Ron Allum.

    • 29 min
    Scams: The Oldest Tricks in the Book

    Scams: The Oldest Tricks in the Book

    Scams and cons have been around since the dawn of currency. Wherever there is money, there is likely someone trying to get it through illicit means.

    Technology, with its corresponding oversharing of personal information, has only made this more prevalent in the recent past.

    Hear expert insights about the history of scams and how they've evolved from Maria Konnikova, Frank Abagnale, Karl Rock, Joshua Browder and Ken Gamble.

    • 27 min
    Offices: The Evolving Workplace

    Offices: The Evolving Workplace

    Office design was originally focused on getting the most productivity out of every worker, but as ideas like creativity and employee satisfaction began to gain prominence, changes needed to be made.

    And then the 2020 pandemic came along and changed everything.

    On this episode, you'll hear from Nikil Saval, Ryan Mullinex, Kate Lister, Ben Waber and Tanuj Mohan. These trailblazers are helping create and study the modern workplace.

    • 29 min
    Podcasts: A Storytelling Breakthrough

    Podcasts: A Storytelling Breakthrough

    Podcasts are everywhere right now and this new mode of storytelling is only getting more popular. In fact, 73 million Americans now listen to podcasts regularly. How did this happen over such a remarkably short amount of time?

    And, more importantly, what comes next?

    On this episode of Trailblazers, you'll hear from the people who have shaped the past, present and future of podcasting including Dave Winer, Julie Shapiro, Ben Calhoun, Marshall Williams, Derek Vaillant and Jacob Weisberg.

    • 28 min
    Water: A Thirst for Innovation

    Water: A Thirst for Innovation

    The planet is covered in water, but only three percent is drinkable. One of the biggest challenges facing all of us is finding an affordable way to move, treat and manage the world's water supply.

    It's not like a solution to the world's water shortage will just appear out of thin air. Or will it?

    On this episode of Trailblazers, you'll hear from experts working to solve the global water problems, including Seth Siegel, Takashi Kato, Peter Janicki and Zach Fenster.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

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Fantastic

From start to finish, each podcast is engaging and educating. Walter Isaacson is a terrific story teller which makes it all the better.

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Trailblazers

I am new to this podcast. What a joy to discover and be enlightened by these innovators. Spectacular!

Elaine’s iTunes ,

Never ceases to amaze

How does Walter Isaacson do it? He must be one of the most prolific writers ever.
Thank you,
Elaine

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